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The Power Of Patience

Patience is a necessary virtue for life management that lowers stress and leads to decisions based on thoughtfulness and clarity. It is a way of being that improves our experiences, calms our frustrations, and transforms challenges into growth. Patience is … Continue reading

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The Gift Of Asking, “Are You OK?”

We’ve all had the experience of struggling with a difficult situation. It can be cancer, divorce, the passing of a loved one, sudden loss of income, unkind words, or plans disrupted. Asking each other if we’re OK is a gift … Continue reading

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Beginning A New Year

Not only are we beginning a new year, we’re beginning a new decade. As we accept the invitation of this threshold, I would like to suggest that what we need most after this crazy year is to give and receive … Continue reading

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A Christmas Blessing

A few years ago I wrote this Christmas blessing, and we now read it every December.  John O’Donohue defines a blessing as, “A circle of light drawn around a person to protect, heal, and strengthen them.”  And so this year … Continue reading

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The Art Of Mono-Tasking

To appreciate the art of mono-tasking (doing one thing at a time) we first need to look at multi-tasking (doing several things at a time). It’s now December when the temptation to do too much is high, so let’s take … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Blessing

The Gift of Pain (Jessica Chilton) This year when gathered round the tableExalt gratitude like tradition evokes.Be thankful for all that you have, give, love, and know.Bless the food, the chefs, the earth.Relish in the togetherness —–No matter how it … Continue reading

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You Raise Me Up

“You Raise Me Up” is the title of a song with lyrics by Irish songwriter Brendan Graham. The song took time to come to America, but when it did interpretations by artists like Josh Groban touched an emotional chord of … Continue reading

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Staying Mentally Strong In Tough Times

Although the causes may differ, we all have times when life becomes difficult. Right now there are many stressors, and mental health is more important than ever. Staying mentally strong gives us what we need to navigate challenges successfully. Just … Continue reading

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Releasing What No Longer Works

Taking some time to think about what is no longer serving us can be a life changer. When we feel stressed, discontented, or overwhelmed, we are experiencing indicators that something isn’t working. Some of the culprits that can keep us … Continue reading

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Finding Our Inner Zen

According to the Dalai Lama, “The inner peace of an alert and calm mind is the source of real happiness and good health.” This is a helpful definition of our inner Zen. Our lives are full of voices from news … Continue reading

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